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Looking for opinions on weird breeding experience

Discussion in 'Meat Rabbits' started by Miss mouse, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Jun 20, 2019
    AmberLops

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    The size difference is not that strange actually!
    A few months ago my Netherland Dwarf had a litter of 4 kits, 2 were the same size, one was GIANT and one was so tiny I thought it was a peanut at first. I kept all the kits and ended up having to sell the tiniest one because she's much too small to be a breeder. But at 12 weeks old she weighed ounces. It was really weird seeing them next to eachother!
    I'm not too familiar with Flemish Giants so I really can't give my opinion there. The color does look like a tort to me though, with the shading :idunno
     
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    Miss mouse

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    She doesn't like being picked up so I haven't weighed her, just took the breeders word for it. Since we're just breeding for meat for ourselves anyway I'm not too concerned about her being pure or not. I'll even breed these kits if they're female and they are for sure a mix. I think we're going to get a FG as the male but if that one falls through I might get something else.
     
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    Baymule

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    She didn’t know it, but she sure made a change of address for the better!
     
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    AmberLops

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    Yeah some breeders will be complete liars!!
    I've dealt with a few of those myself.
    Just a few months ago I had this guy call me and he wanted to do a trade...I'd give him my gorgeous blue 3 month old doe and he'd give me a 4 year old buck with a weepy eye that he can't fix...what the heck kind of deal is that??
    What makes it worse is that a few weeks before his 'deal idea' he offered me that same buck for FREE if I paid $20 for a younger buck :lol: I don't know if he remembers that!
     
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    Miss mouse

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    Yeah, even when I first contacted this guy and just wanted a breeding pair the fact that he offered us a pregnant doe instead made me wonder what is wrong with her. For all I know she's 7 years old and has had 50 litters of 2 kits (over exaggerating) but the point is I don't know if I can believe a single thing he's told me about her except that's she's huge, female, and super laid back because those I've observed for myself.
    I'm attaching pictures of my BF's amazing home made hutch and everybody happily eating garden greens just now when I checked in on them after work
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    Baymule

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    Nice rabbit hutch!
     
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    AmberLops

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    Wow!! That's a beautiful hutch...can he build me one?? :lol: Lucky bunnies!
    Well i'm glad she's a nice doe! I think she's beautiful!
     
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    Miss mouse

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    Just remembered one more question. Lil bit has still been pulling new fur even though the kits are 3 weeks old now and aren't in the nest. Should I be concerned?
     
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    AmberLops

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    Hmm...
    She might just be hormonal and confused, usually a first-time doe thing.
    Is she pulling mouthfuls or just a few pieces?
    And is she carrying hay around at all or arranging a nest?
     
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    Miss mouse

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    I just notice fresh tufts around the cage and her tummy and sides are fairly patchy. I haven't seen her bunching straw anymore and I haven't seen evidence of a nest but the kits could be flattening them if she had, they're rather playful.
    And the breeder *said* this was her third litter. I feel really sorry for her if it's her first
     
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